Spinoff: Needle, hook, yarn, and thread

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I have a stupid question:


When you are checking the gauge of the project and it says X# of rows = 4 inches, but the project calls for 2 strands to be held together. Am I supposed to check my gauge with the two strands or one?

In saying, it seems like I should be checking it using the actual yarn that i will be using on the project, but I'm not sure

TIA
I think it kind of depends. Is the 4 st./inch on the yarn, or is it in the pattern?

If it's on the yarn, I don't pay TOO much attention to it, but if it's on the pattern, that's the part that I would gauge for.

I hope that makes sense.
Its part of the pattern.

Gauge : 11 hdc = 4"/10cm
Pattern: pattern is worked holding 2 strands of yarn together throughout.

so that means I should check my gauge with the 2 strands together. I guess that would make the most sense and I would do the same if I was working with chunky vs worsted weight
I think I was getting confused because I bought 2 patterns from the same person. one using 2 strands together, the other a single strand, but they gauge instructions look the same
How adorable! I love it.

I sew buttons on the back of my removable stuff so they can be popped in or out. It's so fun when you can change the look of accessories.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
I love the button idea! Thanks! I am so stealing it!!!!
^^ smart. I'm going to give that a try


I'm practicing my Tunisian stitch. I have a project in mind. So excited.
I have a new obsession. ME WANT!!!!

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I was doing all kinds of crocheting today. Finished 2 projects and starred to learn slippers.
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I also finally bought a new sewing box. Mine was older than me and in pretty rough shape.
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Hey i just made slippers too!!?!

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I made dyed my first skin of yarn. I think Im addicted!



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HDC, I hate you!!!

Am i the only one? this stitch is so annoying!!!!!!! It's always so hard to pull through all the loops.

any suggestions? Am I yarning over too tight?

I am working on a cowboy hat that I have to get done by Sunday for a baby shower
Originally Posted by scrills
I find what helps me is to pull through the first loop alone, then I can go through the other two together. Something about the angle you have to go through it is slightly different, I think.
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2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has a mild sulfate, but I have Teflon hair)
Co-wash: VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
LI: GVPCB or
Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner (nothing to do with keratin straightening, just a nice conditioner)
Style: KCCC + Pantene Curl Shaping Gel (winter) or LALSG (summer)
Dry: Diffuse or air dry, depends on my mood

hat and booties update. This is how they turned out

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Scrills those are way too cute. I pinned the link to that pattern for the next time I need a cute gift.

Penguin purse for DD. My mom is going to line it for more structure. It's my first bag and I'm happy with it but learned tricks for next time.
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Last edited by Jess the Mess; 02-14-2013 at 06:56 PM.
Duh, pic.
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High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

I made a manatee for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day (crochet, I can't knit!)...
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2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has a mild sulfate, but I have Teflon hair)
Co-wash: VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
LI: GVPCB or
Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner (nothing to do with keratin straightening, just a nice conditioner)
Style: KCCC + Pantene Curl Shaping Gel (winter) or LALSG (summer)
Dry: Diffuse or air dry, depends on my mood

^ Cute, it matches your nail polish!
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3b in South Australia.
Nothing says "I love you" like a manatee. That's adorable!
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My middle daughter is getting all prepared for her senior prom. She has a dress and shoes
so I made a necklace and earrings. Bracelet and hair clip or tiara thingy to go still but here's photos of what's completed so far. Ignore the model - it's me, not her. She doesn't know what I'm making, just that I am making it. She is very trusting that way...LOL! She has a champagne colored fairy-princess dress with spaghetti straps, 50's waist and verticle ruffled to the floor skirt.

ETA: I think my favorite part is the teardrop pearl that hangs down in the back from where the length of the necklace is adjustable. If she wears her hair up, the back deserves pretties too!
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Last edited by goldencurly; 03-06-2013 at 08:09 PM. Reason: silliness
Cute. Is that a brooch in the middle?

You must have done a great job in the past for her to trust you :-)
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